What does getting creative look like in your life? When was the last time you did anything creative? I know from personal experience that it can be the first thing tossed aside when life gets busy. For much of this year, I have thought to myself and even said to others that I don’t have time to write. Here I am publishing every day in October. I made the time. And what I have cut out to allow time for writing was not even important or life-giving to me! I spend less time on social media or in front of Netflix for the most part. I use those little in between moments to write.
What gets in the way of you being creative? Do you recognise the importance of it? I know so many don’t consider themselves to be creative. We tend to label only a small handful of pursuits as being creative. Let’s think more broadly. I loved Emily Freeman’s book “A Million Little Ways” as it talks about how all of us are artists created to live art in so many different ways, many of which that we may not even see as art.
Being creative is vital for our wellbeing- reducing stress, feeding our souls and allowing us to be more fully ourselves. Children seem to know this instinctively and spend their days creating in so many different ways. Maybe you need to find a little person who can mentor you in how to be creative without being critical. When did we forget how to do that? Are your own expectations and impossible standards keeping you from accessing the benefit of creativity in your life?
Find a way to be creative this week. I would love to hear about what you did and what the experience was like for you.